In our discussion with Ed Fish, Vice President and General Manager at Bay State Milling, we hear about some of his experiences and reflections on the post-deal journey and moving from a licensing deal to an operating business. This podcast follows on from our discussion around business accountability and the need for driving technologies to sustainable returns. Ed provides some terrific examples of how they managed unforeseen challenges and in turn built new forms of value and protection to the licensed technology and the assets they are continuing to build in North America.
Episode 11 – Relationships vs transactions and the Vice Chancellor’s challenge with David Mitchell
In our discussion with David Mitchell, currently the advanced manufacturing adviser for Katalis in Jakarta, we dive into the importance of relationships, how these contrast with transactions and the systemic challenges in the tertiary sector that creates tech transfer challenges for commercialisation specialists, and indeed Australia’s ambitions to deliver impact from national science investment.
Episode 10 – Culture, clock speeds, leadership with Allison Haitz
In a podcast recorded a few years ago, I chatted with Allison Haitz, Director at Givaudan about R&D, technology transfer and commercialisation. These were originally released in three parts exploring the issues of R&D culture and clock speeds (Part 1), Management, leadership and balance (Part 2) and Equilibrium, academics and policies (Part 3).We are taking the opportunity to relaunch these as a single podcast, with thanks to Allison and the team at R&D Today, to share some of our thoughts in light of Spiegare’s newly minted Service Partner Membership of Cooperative Research Australia.
Episode 9 – Innovation accountability and the CVO with Stephen Angus
In our discussion with Stephen Angus, of Snowy Advisory, we hear about some of his experiences and reflections on the importance of accountability in innovation and we explore a new role for companies actively investing and undertaking innovation – the CVO.
Innovation, as a word, is arguably becoming tired, misplaced and misused in a range of government and private sector forums. This podcast looks at what could be missing to drive success beyond the performative innovation that we are seeing.
Episode 8 – Feedstock production, refinery processes and federal policies with Paul Bryan
In the second of our two part series with Paul Bryan, formerly of Chevron, US DOE, SANDIA and now with Origin Material, we hear about some of his experiences and reflections on the role of feedstock, its implications on refinery processes and the role of (US) federal policy the emerging biobased economy.
Episode 7 – The right bio-STUFF and the role of the desperate customer with Paul Bryan
In the first of two episodes with Paul Bryan, formerly of Chevron, Sandia National Laboratories, and the US Department of Energy (DOE), we hear about some of his experiences and reflections on the role of feedstock and its importance in the emerging biobased economy. Paul also reflects on technology transfer opportunities and pathways from his many decades of engineering research experience. In our conversation, we touch on the importance of the right bio-STUFF and the role of the desperate customer.
Episode 6 – 40 years of tech transfer relationships with Lindsay Adler
Lindsay Adler, recently retired from CSIRO, shares some of his experiences and reflections in building research and commercial partnerships ,and the benefit of his many decades experience in commercialising ag & food technologies around the world. In our conversation, we touch on the importance of enduring relationships, team based tech transfer and partner performance management.
Episode 5 – Turning new leaves? Innovation in Australian Agriculture with David Moore
In this episode with David Moore, recent doctoral student and former General Manager of Hort Innovation Australia Limited, we explore some of his experiences and reflections in dealing with the research and innovation communities, getting perspectives on how innovation has been historically undertaken in Australian agriculture, and thoughts on how to improve outcomes from investments made across the innovation system.
Episode 4 – The view from the ‘Corporate Box’ with Rosanna DeMarco
Rosanna DeMarco offers perspectives on how a major corporation looks at the innovation landscape and what it seeks in its partnerships. We explore with Rosanna some perspectives on know-how, including relationships with clients and samples and prototypes that can support the value creation process.